Details, Details, Details

Author: Captain Mike Gerry | Posted: 05/21/2018

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Details, Details, Details

As we approach the ever-dreaded summer time bite where the hot sun, warm water and summer time showers change the fishes’ patterns everyday your past information can help you stay focused. Nothing can be more informative for a fisherman than what he did the day before, the year before in similar conditions or a few years back. Past detail can lead to present day bites, so keep up with your trips create a journal that you can refer too.

It’s true that bass don’t always go to the same spots at the same time of the year as bottom structure, current, weather and places change sometimes daily especially on a pressured lake. However, patterns remain somewhat the same, lure type, and presentations do repeat themselves and if you have details from your past fishing times you have a way to start fishing when you’re not on the water every day. Having a fishing journal is just another tool to allow you enough detail to get you too the fish and put you in the right pattern every day.

The ease of keeping information in today’s world has really improved our data up-keep ability as computers and spread sheets like Excel make it easy to create an informative journal. I have kept information for nearly 30 years now and it is on an Excel spread sheet that is made up of columns that allow me to sort by date, bait, and weather conditions very easily. By doing this I can quickly view conditions and dates in past years to see what I did as conditions change over the course of a week or day on the water. With the recent ability to view all your computer base documents on your phone with Microsoft 360 I can now pull out my phone and sort my documents hence my journal while I am on the water. Allowing me to adjust as I move from one spot to another during a day of fishing.

As always there are patterns, water or weather conditions that change and having a journal allows you to have this detail at your finger tips giving you a leg up on those who are just relying on memory from the past. Detail can be your friend and make you a better fisherman.


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